Shades Hotel (Daylesford)

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Shades Hotel
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Town Daylesford
Closed December 1926
Known dates 1914-1926
Other names Hotel Wentworth

The Shades Hotel was a hotel in Daylesford, Victoria, <1914-1926.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Daylesford[1], at Wombat Flat.[2] At the 1915 court hearing it was described as being about a mile from Jubilee Lake.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel was renamed in December 1926 from the Shades Hotel, to the Hotel Wentworth.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

In 1915 the hotel was included on a list of Daylesford facing closure by the License Reduction Board. Arguments were heard at a court hearing in March 1915:

THE SHADES HOTEL. Mr Bromfield for the owner and Licensee, Cornelius Brazil. Supt. Bennett gave evidence that the building was of wood and brick and was practically two storeys. It was in good repair and splendidly furnished, affording ample accommodation for the tourists, the bedrooms for the public use being twelve. The house was particularly clean through out. By Mr Bromfield: The Jockey Club should go out before this one, because it was a superior house altogether, both inside and outside. I think the further you keep drink from a football ground the better. Sergeant Myers said that the trade was local, road and tourist. It was a convenient house for mine's in that part of the locality. The diningroom was a beautiful room downstairs. Apart from the sports ground; he did not think the Jockey Club was required. Mr Bromfield said there was no question as to which hotel should remain, the Jockey Club or the Shades. The later was a far superior building, and better kept than the Jockey Club.
Cornelius Brazil, licensee, stated that he had been in the hotel nearly 10 years, during which time he had expended about £500 on it in stabling, and rooms, including four new bedrooms. His trade consisted of local, tourist, and passing trade. He had accommodated as many as 30 tourists at one time. The diningroom would seat 100 persons. If he used stretchers he could put up 100 persons. There was more settlement around his hotel than around the Jockey Club. Jubilee Lake was about a mile away, and all persons visiting it would have to pass his hotel. The same remark applied to the Specimen Hill mine, where 25 local men were employed. The Hard Hill and Sutton Springs were nearer to his hotel than any other. By the Board: He had more demand for light refreshments, than for regular meals. Albino Paganet, farmer, Italian Hill, gave evidence similar to that submitted five years ago. He thought the Shades more convenient in every way than the Jockey Club. Evidence was also given by Richard Nelms, of Jubilee Lake pointing out the convenience of the hotel, when the board reserved its decision.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1926 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 4 December, p. 29. , viewed 23 Apr 2017,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1914 'DAYLESFORD LICENSING COURT', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 8 December, p. 2. , viewed 12 Dec 2019,
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 13 March, p. 3. , viewed 30 May 2018,
  4. 1915 'LICENSING COURT.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 16 December, p. 3. , viewed 16 Dec 2019,
  5. 1921 'LICENSING COURT', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 January, p. 2. , viewed 14 Feb 2020,
  6. 1921 'LICENSES TRANSFERRED.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 November, p. 9. , viewed 06 Apr 2019,
  7. 1925 'LICENSING COURT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 20 January, p. 13. , viewed 14 May 2018,

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